- Posted by Johanna on June 17, 2008 at 7:37 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Now that it’s summer, has anything heard anything more about them? Last year, the story was that they were waiting to sell down the existing inventory, but now I’m wondering if that was a self-fulfilling problem — perhaps people are waiting for new editions, so the stock isn’t moving, so the editions keep getting delayed? Or maybe the series was too much of its time, and the continuing interest is no longer there?
I can speculate all day, but the reason I’m asking is this: It occurred to me that I’d like to reread Transmetropolitan now that Ellis no longer has a major online bulletin board and the cult adoration has died down. (That gets in my way, when too many people tell me how fabulous someone is — my stubborn streak means no one can live up to over-praise.) At the time the issues were coming out, I really liked the series, but I quit following around #5 or so. I’d like to try again, reconsidering all the political themes now that the actual elections he was thinly fictionalizing are over with. And if I’m going to do that, I don’t want to get collections that will soon be out of date.